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Best eReader May Not Be An eReader

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I have a lifelong friend -- let's call her "Mom" -- who used to sneer at the very notion of e-books. Then she got an Amazon.com Kindle as a gift and s...

New Book App Lets You Read And Walk Without Tripping!

Publishing Perspectives | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We all know what happens when you walk and look at your phone at the same time: accidents happen (seriously, click here to laugh). Well now, you can a...

Making Books Do Things eBooks Can't, And Vice Versa

latimes.com | David L. Ulin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Mainstream publishers say printed books are far from extinct. Nonetheless, their role in publishing is changing. Amazon.com now sells more e-books tha...

Lend Your Kindle eBooks

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amazon has launched its program for lending Kindle eBooks, allowing digital readers to share books for a short period of time. The program opened by f...

Next In Line Of Publishers To Go Digital

thebookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Taschen is to publish its first app this week, a re-release of architectural title Yes is More. Exclusive to the iPad, the £5.99 app will be launche...

'Technology Not Barrier To Depth'

latimes.com | David L. Ulin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

And yet, what may be most interesting about the Pew study is its timing, since this is the year e-readers took off. What does it say about us that, on...

Publisher Launches App Store

thebookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Launched today, the shop will sell non-Apple apps directly to the consumer, and will feature apps from DK, Rough Guides and DK Travel, as well as thos...

Storybook App Lands Author 3 Book Deal

publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Rick Richter's digital publishing venture, Ruckus Media, today is releasing its first author-centric app, A Present for Milo, and its creator has land...

Books After Amazon:

bostonreview.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For decades the publishing world has been anxious about the end of books. Industry consolidation has led to a much-lamented shift to a business-orient...

Silicon Valley Rethinks The eBook

Bloomberg | Ryan Flinn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The company created a proposal for e-readers called "The Future of the Book," showing how the devices could tap wireless Internet access, location ser...

French Senate Reduces Tax On eBooks

thebookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The French Senate has adopted an amendment to the 2011 draft budget to reduce VAT on e-books from 19.6% to the reduced rate of 5.5% that applies to pr...

Cory Doctorow On Copyright

guardian.co.uk | Cory Doctorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In my world, copyright's purpose is to encourage the widest participation in culture that we can manage -- that is, it should be a system that encoura...

Color eBook Worth All The Fuss?

The Huffington Post | Sammy Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

News broke this week that Isabella Products Inc., in conjunction with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, would target children next year with the release of a...

'Madame Bovary,' 'Crime and Punishment,' 'War and Peace'

techland.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The perk of the e-reader aside from easily concealing your embarrassing Dan Brown fandom? Free books. The Web is full of classic works inside the publ...